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Loo is a semi-labile verb with the basic meanings 'stand' and 'put in standing position'. It is found in transitive constructions with the meaning 'raise', 'erect' (and by extension 'organize an event', 'fix a date') either in its non-derived form or in a form including the causative suffix. The causative form seems to be preferred with objects that are not necessarily in vertical position, whereas the non-derived form refers to objects that, once erected, will normally remain in the same position. The non-derived form is also used with abstract objects.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(78)
Kewó ye búŋo loo biríkoo la.
kew-ó
man-DEF
ye
PF.POS
búŋ-o
house-DEF
loo
erect
birík-oo
brick-DEF
la
OBL
‘The man built the house with bricks.’
(81)
Musóo ye kulúŋo londi.
mus-óo
woman-DEF
ye
PF.POS
kulúŋ-o
mortar-DEF
lo-ndi
stand-CAUS
‘The woman put the mortar in standing position.’
(82)
Moólu ye túlúŋo loo.
moó-lu
person.DEF-PL
ye
PF.POS
túlúŋ-o
dance-DEF
loo
organize
‘The people organized a dance.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BUILD Coding set Argument type
1 builder Ø A
2 built thing Ø P
3 building material NP+la I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(83)
‘The house was built.’
C
M y
U
R n
(80)
‘The man stood up / stopped.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(79)
‘The man stood up / stopped.’